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Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima

  • Ride over the waves by speedboat to the Guanera Islands nature reserve
  • Hop into the sea off Palomino Island to swim with wild sea lions
  • Stunning views over cliffs and islands from your vantage point on the water
Swimming with Wild Sea Lions in Lima
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Safety pick up from your Hotel only in Miraflores (if reserved) between 8 30 and 9 00 AM, please be ready at the hotel lobby. Round trip Miraflores - Callao port.
Swim with sea lions at 10 AM
Swimming with sea lions around the Palomino and Callao islands in 2.5 hours with speedboats. You will see a lot of birds species, Humboldt penguins and enjoy a nice day. Meeting time 10:00 AM.
Peru’s coastline is teeming with native marine life, both above and below the waves. Enjoy an up-close encounter with some of the sea’s boldest inhabitants—wild sea lions—on this tour from Lima. Following an optional hotel pickup, zoom across the water by speedboat with your guide, then jump in to swim among sea lions in their natural habitat. Stay warm in your wetsuit and refuel with a post-swim snack.
What to Expect

Head to the marina club in the morning, or upgrade your tour to include a handy hotel pickup from the Miraflores district. Board your speedboat and zip out toward Palomino Island and the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras) nature reserve. 

Pass San Lorenzo Island as your guide sheds light on the area’s rich pre-Columbian history. Spot fishing boats bobbing on the water, and keep watch for native bird colonies and Humboldt penguins.

On arrival at Palomino Island—home to a large colony of sea lions—don your neoprene wetsuit and jump into the rolling waves. Splash among the wild sea lions, and enjoy an up-close experience with some of South America’s finest swimmers. With no natural predators to worry about, the sea lions can be surprisingly friendly and bold.

After your memorable swim, snack while enjoying sweeping views over soaring cliffs and hidden islets en route back to the marina club.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing and Unique Experience!!!

We loved every moment we spent with Mar Adentro, from being picked up from Miraflores and then dropped off in Barranco after we finished the tour. Our guide, Renan, was informative and pleasant to talk to. The tour operator was very organized and professional. We...More

Thank YorkEL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Freezing water but fabulous!!

It’s winter here in Lima and we were a bit worried about the temperatures but honestly once you get in to the water, the thrill of swimming close to those playful sealions distracts from the cold. Our guide Renán and captain Segundo did an excellent...More

Thank Pinchmycheeks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Experience nature up close

This is my second time doing a sea lion tour in Lima, first time with mar adentro. It was a very efficient and well run operation. We had a problem with our flight being late and needed to change the day of our trip with...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile
Nat geo show

It’s half a day trip , the write up really does not mention that . They call it luxury cruise , it’s a medium size 14 /16 seater boat . The guide was knowledgeable and nice . The sea could get very slightly rough .The...More

Thank arykris
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile
Great tour

We had an amazing time swimming with sea lions. We also saw a jumping whale, pinguins and other birds. The guide was great and knowledgeful. Transfer from Miraflores with a good driver.

Thank Johannes N
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Janeen G
9 August 2018|
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Response from YorkEL | Reviewed this property |
It's included in the price. We paid extra $20 for pick up in Miraflores and drop off in Barranco.
Molly L
5 May 2018|
Response from Steve M |
Hello, will we be able to see the candelabra from the boat on the way to the islands?
3 May 2018|
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Response from Olga A | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jenny, am not sure what do you mean with the entrance fees. There are no hidden fees in this trip. You just book the trip and here you go :)
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